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Fertilization study reveals new details about mammalian conception

Fertilization study reveals new details about mammalian conception

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, England, April 16 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered the precise protein interaction that enables sperm and egg to bind to one another.
Brooks Hays
Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A new study on the effects of marijuana smoking on the brains of young people raises new questions about risks of casual drug use.
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Evolution explains facial hair trends

Evolution explains facial hair trends

KENSINGTON, Australia, April 16 (UPI) -- Beard trends follow an evolutionary principle whereby rare traits become more attractive, and scientists say we may have hit "peak beard."
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Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

TOKYO, April 15 (UPI) -- Late last week, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) announced plans to renew its whaling operation.
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Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

BELEM, Brazil, April 15 (UPI) -- The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest.
Brooks Hays
Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- NASA's Vegetable Production System, VEGGIE, is among the 500 pounds of supplies to be delivered to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
Brooks Hays
Physicists discover new type of particle using Large Hadron Collider

Physicists discover new type of particle using Large Hadron Collider

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 15 (UPI) -- A new and exotic atomic particle -- one that doesn't mesh with traditional particle physics models -- has been discovered by researchers at Syracuse University.
Brooks Hays
Asian pollution energizes North American storms

Asian pollution energizes North American storms

PASADENA, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- A new study suggests Asia's dirty air is influencing the weather patterns of North America and affecting the lives of people thousands of miles away.
Brooks Hays
Biologists detail four new deep-sea 'killer sponges'

Biologists detail four new deep-sea 'killer sponges'

MONTEREY, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Marine biologists have found and studied in great depth four new species of carnivorous sponges off the California coast.
Brooks Hays
Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The moon passed under the amber shadow of the Earth causing a full midnight lunar eclipse, producing a phenomenon known as the "blood moon."
Aileen Graef
Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

BERLIN, April 14 (UPI) -- UN says the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of global warming.
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SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launch plans delayed after helium leak

SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launch plans delayed after helium leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX’s third resupply mission to the International Space Station was canceled today after a helium leak was discovered.
Brooks Hays
Low blood sugar may incite marital conflict

Low blood sugar may incite marital conflict

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- A drop in blood sugar can make humans more likely to lash out at their spouses or significant others.
Brooks Hays
New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Scientists in California recently used CT scanning technology to capture remarkably detailed photos of an Ice Age bee.
Brooks Hays
SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX to test whether the Falcon 9 rocket is really reusable when it blasts off from Cape Canaveral at 4:58 p.m. EDT on an ISS resupply mission.
Brooks Hays
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